Saturday, March 05, 2005

Apricot & Walnut Muffins

This Apricot & Walnut muffin recipe is EXCELLENT. They taste sooo good. Recipe by New Zealand's baker Alison Holst.

Apricot & Walnut Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup water or orange juice

  • 100 gm butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 large orange, rind and juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

To Prepare:

  1. Measure dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to ensure that brown sugar is evenly mixed through the other ingredients
  2. In another bowl, microwave the apricots with water/juice until all liquid is absorbed (1 min on high)
  3. Add butter, warming again if necessary, then mix in eggs and yoghurt, grated rind. Make juice from orange up to 1/2 cup with water, if necessary, and add this and the chopped walnuts
  4. Fold two mixtures together, taking care not to overmix
  5. Divide mixture evenly between 12 medium-sized muffin pans that have been coated with non-stick spray (use muffin cups for easier clean-up)
  6. Bake at 190C for 12-15 mins or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly